University of Maryland Research Enterprise Records Highest Ever Annual Total in Research Funding

University of Maryland Research Enterprise Records Highest Ever Annual Total in Research Funding

The University of Maryland research enterprise had a record-breaking year in FY2019, with a total of $570 million in research awards. This amount was the highest total ever recorded and an increase of ~$24 million over the previous fiscal year.

A number of factors contributed to this increase, including: partnerships with agencies, institutions, and corporations; strategic outreach; seed grant programs; proposal support; mentoring; licenses and new start-ups; and interdisciplinary collaborations.

"This achievement was made possible by the excellence of our faculty, staff, and students, and reinforces our reputation as a leading research university," said Vice President for Research Laurie Locascio. "These numbers also reflect the high quality research and innovation ecosystem we have established."

Among the record-breaking efforts: a five-year $175 million National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) cooperative funding agreement to the University of Maryland to support the new Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies, a national consortium of more than two dozen academic and nonprofit institutions.

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September 26, 2019


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